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The World in Six Songs by Daniel J. Levitin
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Jun 25, 11

bookshelves: non-fiction, science, own-it
Read from June 12 to 24, 2011

An absolutely fascinating book that explores the connection between the ways that music affects us and how its development influenced how our brains work. He classifies music into six broad categories and shows how each one contributed competitive advantages to homo sapiens. This reader especially enjoyed his examples of songs and songwriters, many of which he was familiar with. Not at all dry, Levitin sprinkled liberal doses of personal anecdote in with the academic material in a way that kept the reader fully engaged.

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Mark Fascinating (so far)!

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